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ROUGH BOUNDS

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OF HARDSHIP

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LATITUDE - LONGITUDE - FORTITUDE
SOLID CLOBBER - MADE IN BRITAIN
Woman wearing Skarbek smock looking out onto the Loch with mountains behind
Woman looking at Pioneer Bag wearing Red Skarbek Smock on beach
Red Skarbek smock front view
Red Skarbek smock rear view
Red Skarbek smock inside badge detail depicting a wireless operator
Shoulder patches on Red Skarbek Smock
Woman wearing Tartan Skarbek smock looking out onto the Loch
Tartan Skarbek smock front view
Tartan Skarbek smock rear view
Shoulder patches on the Tartan Skarbek smock
Rear poachers pocket zip on the Tartan Skarbek smock
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Man wearing brown Skarbek smock standing on beach
Brown Skarbek smock front view
Brown Skarbek smock rear view
Brown Skarbek smock side zipper
Inside patch of Skarbek smock showing skier and parachutist
Inside badge of a brown Skarbek smock
Wash instruction badge on Skarbek smock
Pocket detail view on Tartan Skarbek smock
Woman wearing Skarbek smock looking out onto the Loch with mountains behind
Woman looking at Pioneer Bag wearing Red Skarbek Smock on beach
Red Skarbek smock front view
Red Skarbek smock rear view
Red Skarbek smock inside badge detail depicting a wireless operator
Shoulder patches on Red Skarbek Smock
Woman wearing Tartan Skarbek smock looking out onto the Loch
Tartan Skarbek smock front view
Tartan Skarbek smock rear view
Shoulder patches on the Tartan Skarbek smock
Rear poachers pocket zip on the Tartan Skarbek smock
Man walking wearing brown Skarbek smock
Man wearing brown Skarbek smock standing on beach
Brown Skarbek smock front view
Brown Skarbek smock rear view
Brown Skarbek smock side zipper
Inside patch of Skarbek smock showing skier and parachutist
Inside badge of a brown Skarbek smock
Wash instruction badge on Skarbek smock
Pocket detail view on Tartan Skarbek smock

Skarbek Smock

$490.00
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Shimi Jacket
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Shimi Jacket
Man wearing Shimi Smock in Cumin in boat barn
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Rear view of a Shimi smock in Cumin colour
Inside view of a Shimi smock in Cumin
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Rear view of man wearing Shimi Smock neat Mallaig Lifeboat
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Rear view of Shimi Smock in Thorny Fuel
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Front view of man in countryside wearing Shimi Smock in Marina Edge
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Shimi Jacket
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Shimi Jacket
Man wearing Shimi Smock in Cumin in boat barn
Front view of a Shimi smock in Cumin colour
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Inside view of a Shimi smock in Cumin
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Rear view of man wearing Shimi Smock neat Mallaig Lifeboat
Full zip front view of Shimi Smock in Thorny Fuel
Rear view of Shimi Smock in Thorny Fuel
Inside label view of Shimi Smock in Thorny Fuel
Hood of Shimi Smock in Thorny Fuel

Shimi Jacket

$516.00

HUMAN ENDEAVOUR,
PIONEERING EXPEDITIONS
AND WARTIME EXPLOITS

Rough Bounds owes much of its inspiration to a unique era in Great British history - from the early 1900’s up to and including the Second World War - and the extraordinary people who found themselves alive during this fascinating period of travel, adventure, expedition and war.

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£169

Achnacarry pack

Versatile Waxed Cotton backpack featuring side pockets for water bottles, padded laptop sleeve, waterproof bergen liner, secure zip front pocket, and leather straps and base.

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Man sitting near fishing boats with an Achnacarry Backpack

£169

Achnacarry pack

Versatile Waxed Cotton backpack featuring side pockets for water bottles, padded laptop sleeve, waterproof bergen liner, secure zip front pocket, and leather straps and base.

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Man looking through binoculars wearing an Achnacarry backpack on beach
Man wearing smock and Achnacarry backpack sitting on harbour wall
Icon of rope knot

Great British
Craftsmanship

In an age of disposable fashion, Rough Bounds upholds the techniques and styles of time past.  With our commitment to sustainability our products are meticulously handmade using traditional methods and sustainable materials sourced throughout the UK, ensuring durability, timeless style and a unique, rugged patina.

EXPLORE THE CRAFT

INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE BEHIND THE LABEL

Learn How the Special Operations Executive, Commandos and Combined Operations Redefined the course of WW2

Learn How the Special Operations Executive, Commandos and Combined Operations Redefined the course of WW2

Lord 'Shimi' Lovat talking to troops in WW2

Birth of the Commandos

Lord Lovat

Lord Lovat was unquestionably one of the key driving forces behind the introduction of modern-day special service troops, initially with the formation of the Commandos which then spawned a host of other special forces units which have since shaped the elite troops of today. It was Lord Lovat’s vision, along with his cousins the Stirling brothers, who proposed that new tactics were needed to thwart the Nazi’s advances in Europe having made significant gains and were now threatening a UK invasion.

The Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, agreed with their proposal and concept so these well-heeled, well connected land owners who knew the Highlands of Scotland so well, with their families owning significant swathes of land, set to work to establish a Special Training Centre (STC) at Inveraillort House situated on the Road to the Isles near Mallaig. This was effectively the first ever Special Forces training area.

Lord Lovat was unquestionably one of the key driving forces behind the introduction of modern-day special service troops, initially with the formation of the Commandos which then spawned a host of other special forces units which have since shaped the elite troops of today. It was Lord Lovat’s vision, along with his cousins the Stirling brothers, who proposed that new tactics were needed to thwart the Nazi’s advances in Europe having made significant gains and were now threatening a UK invasion.

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Arctic Explorer & Survivalist

Freddie Spencer Chapman

Freddy Spencer Chapman was an accomplished mountaineer, arctic explorer, teacher, and author. He achieved notable feats in the Himalayas, leading a successful expedition to the summit of Chomolhari in 1937.

Serving as an instructor at Inverailort House on the shores of Loch Ailort and later with SOE in Malaya, Chapman endured years of isolation, fighting bravely against the Japanese despite multiple injuries and illnesses. Recognized with a DSO and bar, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

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Freddie Spencer Chapman pencil drawing

They drank from a different fountain

The hard men of early Polar exploration gripped the nation with their bravery. The resilience and national sacrifice during the First World War, the ‘inter-war’ years followed, and pioneers headed out into all corners of the world, climbing in Europe, exploring central Asia and sailing the oceans.

Unbeknown to these people, the skills they acquired on their travels came into sharp focus after the Nazi’s invaded Western Europe and threatened to invade Britain.

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Paying homage to the breathtaking region of the Rough Bounds and those who made it their training ground.